Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for demonetizing old Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, saying it was a financial attack on traders which affected their cash flow and they The business was destroyed.
He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi knows the consequences of demonetisation on small and medium businesses.
The Congress leader was addressing a large gathering at Chalakudi in the district as part of the ‘Bharat Joko Yatra’ that entered Thrissur district on Thursday. Today’s march was attended by senior Congress leader and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Ghalot among others.
The BJP-led central government demonetized Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8, 2016, and asked holders of such notes to deposit them in bank accounts by December 30, 2016.
Rahul Gandhi said that many people felt that demonetisation was a mistake made by the Prime Minister and did not really understand its consequences.
“Brothers and sisters, this is not true. The Prime Minister understood what demonetisation was really going to do. Demonetisation was a financial attack on the businessmen of India. It was meant to destroy your cash flow and destroy your business. was prepared. Narendra Modi understands this very well. If you are a small businessman, or a restaurant owner and if he stops the flow of your money for a few days, you are out. He said.
He alleged that GST is designed to break the back of small and medium traders.
“You know how demonetisation and GST have hurt small and medium traders, city gold traders and how it has destroyed and continues to destroy businesses,” the Congress leader said. He said that these measures had no impact on big businesses.
Continuing his attack on the Prime Minister, Gandhi said that Modi allows five or six big businesses to operate in the country.
“Modi’s vision of India is to run this country with five or six big businesses and the complete destruction of small and medium businesses and the reason is simple. You don’t fund it. You don’t control the television channels. You Can’t control the narrative of this country,” he said.
Rahul Gandhi said that India is facing the highest unemployment rate in the last 70 years and the highest inflation in decades.
“Our people are drowning in debt, inflation and unemployment. India’s debt was Rs 50 lakh crore in 2014, when UPA was abandoned, to Rs 139 lakh crore in 2022 and if you calculate the per capita debt, every person 1 He owes lakhs of rupees,” he said.
‘Bharat Joko Yatra’ will cover a distance of 3,570 km in 150 days. It will start from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and end in Jammu and Kashmir on September 7.
The yatra, which entered Kerala on the evening of September 10, will pass through the state covering a distance of 450 km touching seven districts over a period of 19 days before entering Karnataka on October 1.